Name: Oliver Dela Cruz & MORILLA
Location: Sydney, Australia
Style: Dance, Electro, RnB, Hip-Hop
Influences: Disclosure, Hayden James, Kaytranada, Cosmo’s Midnight
Midnight Pool Party are a duo out of Sydney, Australia who blend elements of dance, disco, R&B and hip-hop to create infectious electronic music that has been likened to a mix between Disclosure, Hayden James and Cosmo’s Midnight.
Midnight Pool Party started out with a “classic-disco” sound that quickly evolved into a more contemporary electro/nu-disco/dance/house style. They continued to explore various genres within their songwriting while also experimenting with different vocal styles and techniques.
Without losing the true Midnight Pool Party essence, they continue to bring an infectious groove to everything they create using an assortment of lush-sounding synths, smooth thumping bass-lines, playful key-noodling and strong infectious vocal-hooks.
In 2017 they released their debut ep ‘Dalliance’ which received praise and attention from tastemakers, peers and fans all over the world – one of its tracks ‘With You’ was even feature in the STAN series “The Rook” which was an exciting accomplishment for Oliver & Morilla.
Feeling inspired & motivated by all of this they began working on their next phase, which ended up being another ep that was titled “MOTIONS”, and the response to this was met with open arms.
“This ep is more flirtatious and playful in its content. Unlike the tracks on our last ep, which all had a certain undertone of sadness and uncertainty in a relationship. This new ep is about starting fresh, feeling confident and taking chances. It’s going to be full of love and happiness, and just overall fun times.” – Midnight Pool Party
2020 was a year of exploration for Midnight Pool Party and they’ve been enjoying the process of trying out new ideas, styles, sounds & techniques, and also not feeling like they had to stay within any kind of boundaries.
The first example of this experimentation was a single called ‘Nonchalant’ which saw them drawing influence from the likes of Hayden James, Kaytranada, Disclosure and Cosmos Midnight, creating this unique blend of new age disco with heavy elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B.
They then closed out the year with ‘BANG BANG’ which took their experimentation to a whole new level as they vibed on artists such as Disclosure, Sofi Tukker and Duke Dumont to create this big future-house banger that also embraced some of their pop, hip-hop, rap and disco flavours.
Over the last few months Midnight Pool Party have been busy working on a bunch of new material which they plan to release throughout 2021, kicking it off recently with two very saucy hip-hop-dance/indie-house singles ‘CREAM’ and ‘NO NAMES’, and they’ve promised there’s a lot more where they came from as well…
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/midnight-pool-party/id691141300